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Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World: The Prophecy of the Throne, known in Japan as Re:Zero -Starting Life in Another World- The False Royal Election Candidate (Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活 偽りの王選候補 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Itsuwarino-ō-sen kōho), is a game that is developed by Chime and published by Spike Chunsoft. It is the second official Re:Zero game to be released on consoles and it is the first Re:Zero game to be released in a Nintendo console. It is also the first Re:Zero game to have English text, in-game voices, and a release outside of Japan. The game was fully supervised by Japanese light novel series author Nagatsuki Tappei. It features brand-new characters designed by the original light novel artist Ootsuka Shinichirou as well as other characters from the series.

The game was available January 28, 2021 in Japan and January 29, 2021 in other countries.


One month after Subaru’s new life in another world began, an emissary sent by the Royal Castle suddenly appears with news that the Royal Selection has been postponed, but offers no reason as to why. The postponement of this grand event that decides the next ruler of the Kingdom of Lugnica stirs Subaru and his friends into action. They return to the Royal Capital only to find that a sixth candidate has claimed their stake for the throne. But the Dragon Stone prophesizes that only five candidates would be chosen. With one candidate being an impostor, suspicions are immediately cast toward one woman in particular: Emilia. What answers lie beyond the mysterious web of assassination, betrayal, and conspiracies…?


The player plays the role of Subaru, who finds himself transported to another world. You can explore the Kingdom of Lugnica and interact with both new and familiar characters from the anime. Subaru's "Return by Death", as in the original, is an important element in terms of gameplay. Before combat, Subaru is required to gather information for his allies. If Subaru have enough information, the player can have two different opinions to choose from and depending on the choice, the number of allies participating in the mission, and the behavior of the allies during the mission will change. However, if there is a lack of information, there may be only one opinion or no opinion at all. As a result, the actions of Subaru's peers may not take effect and the difficulty of the mission may increase.

The characters will appear in chibi forms during exploration and combat, and see their in-game illustrations during conversations. The combat is a 3-D turn-based strategy with limited movement, and the player can only control Subaru while other characters act independently. Progress through the story mainly through conversations with smooth character animations and fully voiced dialogue. Subaru can speak with characters, check out points on the map, and gather items and information. Obtaining useful items and intel is key to completing missions successfully. In "Briefings", players can devise plans with allies to decide how to proceed through upcoming missions. Subaru can propose opinions based on any items and information that have been gathered to affect the actions of his allies. Then take action to resolve conflicts standing in the way of Subaru and his friends. Players can only control Subaru, and his allies move independently based on the decisions made during Briefings. Subaru has an "action gauge" that decreases as the player moves on. When Subaru takes some action or the action gauge reaches 0, Subaru's phase ends and the next phase begins. The player is given a limited number of turns. If Subaru doesn't meet the requirements, the mission will fail and Subaru dies during combat, the player will automatically lose.



  • This is the fourth Visual Novel where Shinichirou Otsuka is involved illustrating with Chime and Spike Chunsoft, others being the Summon Night Gran-These, Blue Roses: Yousei to Aoi Hitomi no Senshitachi, and the Conception series.